Widecombe FairWidecombe in the Moor 
Newton Abbot
Devon  TQ13 7TA
 
 
 
This famous agricultural fair is held on the second Tuesday in September every year. It is known to have been held since 1850 with a few interruptions due to world wars and infectious diseases such as Foot and Mouth.
 
Attractions include displays of local livestock, sheep, Dartmoor ponies, rural arts and crafts, local food and drink and displays of vintage steam rollers, trucks and tractors.
 
There are competitions such as bale rolling, the great Downhill Race, Terrier Races, a tug of war, gymkhana and dog show. There is even an appearance of Uncle Tom Cobley riding on his grey mare and other characters from the folk song.
 
The fair is held in a large local field to the south of the village with surrounding fields used for parking. The influx of thousands of visitors is controlled by police and motoring organisations with a complex one-way system of roads and lanes.
 
Folk at the Fair
Look (& listen) for the Folk at the Fair - Live music throughout the day all the way to Midnight. You may even be lucky enough to witness a local Morris group.
 
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Getting There
As with most small Dartmoor villages, Widecombe is not easy to find on the map and even harder to get to.
 
The clearest route is to take the A382 towards Bovey Tracey from the A38. About one mile (.75 km) before Bovey Tracey take the B3387 westward. Follow the B3387 about 7 miles (11 km) to Widecombe. Not an easy route as there many small lanes leaving this ‘B’ road, however if you follow the B3387 signs to Widecombe, you should have no problems.
 
There is a fine map on the fair website  Web:  Widecombe Fair & locality map
 
Google Map - Widecombe